Dr. K. Rama Subramaniam, PhD, MBA(UK), FCFIP, FCA, FISC, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Security+
Dr. K. Rama Subramaniam, PhD
Certified Forensic Investigation Professional -International Speaker- Criminologist
Director and CEO, Valiant Technologies Group UAE – India – Mauritius
Chairman, Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics, India – a twinning institution of the University of Madras
Global Chair, International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP), Inc., USA
IBM GIO Alumni
Vice Chairman & Trustee, Information Security and Digital Forensics Research Foundation (ISDFRF) Trust, USA
Adjunct Professor, University of Madras, India
Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Dubai, UAE
BSc (Physics) with Distinction – University of Madras, India MBA (Technology Management) with Distinction from the University of Lincoln (formerly University of Lincolnshire & Humberside), UK PhD (multi-disciplinary doctorate in the area of Cyber Crime Management) University of Madras, India..
India’s country representative at International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP); serving on their Technical Committee TC-11 dealing with information security& privacy. Awarded the ISC-Prof Srivatsava Prize for Excellence in Social Science Research and Teaching
Information security and GRC consultant, audit and assurance professional, trainer and educator for over two decades. Certified and experienced professional in the areas of creating and implementing full cycle business continuity and disaster recovery plans; secure information security architecture; risk management systems and processes; internal controls systems and processes; anti-money laundering processes and frameworks; security audits and certification of network infrastructure, GRC systems, ERP application controls review, multifactor authentication (including PKI and X.509 compliant certification infrastructure); and assurance processes for SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, PCI-DSS, ISM3, ISSAF, ISO-27001, ISO-22301, BS-25999, ISO-31000 and ISO-15408 compliant information security management systems.
Trained experts in BCP and DRP domains, risk management and information security domains across Gulf nations, India, Far East and Africa and is a consultant to a number of organizations in the commercial, government, armed forces, judiciary and law enforcement segments in these countries.
Currently providing consulting support to a number of organizations in the BFSI, Manufacturing and Telecom sector in the GCC countries, Africa and South Asia in the areas of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management Systems, Enterprise Risk management, Information security, Anti Money Laundering, DLP, Audit and Assurance and compliance with norms of various central banks and global ‘best-practices’ framework, Digital Forensics and fraud investigation.
Served earlier as Global Chair of the Education and Awareness Principles Expert Group of Globally Accepted Information Security Principles (GAISP), based in the United States and is former Global Chair of the Accreditation Process committee of Open Information Systems Security Group (OISSG), based in the UK where he established their certification and accreditation processes. Charter President of the first chapter of ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) in Asia and also Charter President of ISC2’s first Chapter in India. Served on the boards of Dubai, Chennai and Bangalore chapters of ISACA.
Former Managing Director of Thewo Corporate Services based in Lusaka, Zambia; Group Operations Director of Benetone Group of Companies based in Bangkok, Thailand and Commercial Director of Dynaspede Integrated Systems Ltd, based in Mumbai.